As we are operating with very limited resources, we can only accept items that we desperately need and are essential for children’s safety, wellbeing, or development. If it’s not on the booking form list, please do not drop it off.
Donations are received at our rear entrance of the Holt Community Hub, 80 Beaurepaire Cres, Holt.
Bookings are only accepted via contactless drop off by appointment only for specific items we are in most need of.
Make an appointment here: https://form.jotform.com/212582828276060.
While the individuals and families Roundabout Canberra help are experiencing hardship, we’d like all of the items we pass on to be considered a gift. As such, all items donated should be in as-new or excellent used condition. Please ensure all items are clean and in excellent working order. Items should be freshly sterilised, laundered and smaller items packed and sealed into clean plastic bag to enable us to get the items out to families as quickly as possible. Manuals should be provided where possible or model numbers provided if known.
Please note that some items (such as cots, prams, car seats, highchairs and bassinets) have safety standards. Details about these standards can be found here. You can also obtain a copy of the safety standards on the ACCC website.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED ONLY VIA BOOKING DURING THE ACT LOCKDOWN FOR CERTAIN ITEMS. Please see link below to make a donation booking time and see the full list of needed items.
We do not accept furniture such as beds, chests of drawers or bedside tables as we do not have enough space to store these items. Please head to GIVIT to donate these bigger items.
We are currently not accepting:
- Umbrella strollers
- Clothing in sizes 0000-4
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Activity centres, Adult clothes (including maternity clothes), Bath aids, Bean bags, Beds including Toddler Beds, Bed rails, Bikes, Bumbo seats, Change tables that sit on top of drawers, Chest of drawers, Co-sleepers, Children’s CDs and DVDs, Cot bumpers, Cushions, Electrical items including sterilisers and breast pumps unless new and unopened, Furniture, Highchairs that attach to chair or hang from table, Jolly jumpers, Nappy bins, used Pillows, Portable travel chairs, Portacots, Potties, Ride on toys, Shoes, Single beds, Sleep positioners, Slings, Stuffed toys, Swings (electric), Toilet steps, Umbrella strollers, Walkers.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED ONLY VIA BOOKING AT THE MOMENT FOR CERTAIN ITEMS
As we are located next door to a high risk organisation, no entrance is permitted into the Roundabout Canberra premises. All booked donations are to be dropped off at the back door by prior arrangement. Thank you for your cooperation.
To make a donation booking time visit: https://form.jotform.com/212582828276060.
**If you have been in or around a known COVID hotspot, or are unwell, please do not visit our premises – even to drop off items. We often work with vulnerable families and their safety is our priority.**
As we are operating on a limited volunteer capacity due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to accept all items at the moment – please visit https://form.jotform.com/212582828276060 to see what we are accepting in donations each week. Thank you for your patience.
Activity mats: Please wash prior to donation.
Baby baths: Must have plug hole and preferably warning label (we can supply this if not).
Baby bottles: BPA free. Sterilised
Baby carriers: Front carry. No slings or backpack/camping carriers. Must be hip-safe with a wide base.
Baby food: Must have at least 3 months before expiration
Baby towels: In new/excellent condition
Bags: We accept used doona/pillow packaging for the creation of our packs. New toiletry bags. Fabric library bags with handles for books.
Bassinets: We re-home bassinets with removable mesh sides. We’re not able to re-home bassinets without fully mesh sides, cradles, Moses baskets or cane baskets. Please contact us prior to donating your bassinet so we can confirm we can accept it.
Books: In great used condition to suit 0 – 16 years
Bottles: Sterilised, clean and in good condition. If discoloured we can’t accept.
Bottle teats: New in packaging.
Bouncers and rockers: With 3 or 5 point harness. In excellent condition (no electric swings please!).
- Manual pumps
- Unopened/unused/brand new electric pumps
- We do accept used hospital grade electric breast pumps which have a closed system.
Breastfeeding products: Any new and unused nipple cream, hydrogel breast discs and breast pads.
Capsules, carseats, booster seats: Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754 NOTE: We can only accept car seats/boosters/capsules that meet the following criteria:
● Have never been in an accident
● Were manufactured less than 8 years ago
● Are Australian models (overseas models cannot be accepted)
If you’re unsure if your item meets the above criteria, please contact us and provide a photo of the carseat/capsule/booster seat via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook.
Change tables and change mats – (must have roll protection – 100mm sides or safety harness).
Clothing: Excellent quality clothing for children from 00000 to 16 years (please note, we no longer accept shoes). If you would pass the item onto your best friend we’ll gladly accept the items.
Cots and mattresses: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised 2005. Must be manufactured after 2003, undamaged and include all parts. Mattresses must be stain free. Please note we do not accept mattresses without a cot.
Please contact us prior to donating your cot, with details about the make and model or with a photo of the cot.
We will accept Portacots but only if they have all mesh sides.
Dummies: Unopened /Brand New
Feeding items: Kids plates, bowls, cutlery, sippy cups & drink bottles
Formula: Unopened with at least 6 months before expiry
Highchairs: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. 3 point harness which is less than 10 years old. We do not accept booster seats.
Linen: We accept excellent condition single bed, bassinet and cot sheets, mattress protectors and blankets as well as face washers, baby towels and wraps.
Nappies: Disposable (open packs are fine). Please note we no longer accept cloth or reusable nappies.
Nappy bags: in excellent condition. Please ensure you clean and empty all pockets before donating.
Pillows: We accept new unopened pillows. The IKEA brand are ideal as they are compact to put in our packs.
Play pens: Small playpens are accepted. Please ensure they’re clean and in excellent condition.
Prams: Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. Must have 5 point harness, canopy and under basket. We are currently accepting sturdy stroller with under basket and sun hood canopy. We do not accept umbrella strollers.
Pram accessories: including rain covers, head supports, and foot muffs. If they’re not being donated with a pram, please ensure you label them so we know which pram they’re for.
Pram bassinets: Label with pram brand and prior to being donated.
Safety gates: Stand alone gates with all parts included, and in excellent used condition.
Safety items/home safety: cupboard locks and corner protectors, but only if they’re in excellent condition
School items: we accept excellent condition lunch boxes and backpacks for children aged 4-16. Also craft supplies to be included in the backpacks are welcome.
Sleeping bags and swaddles: In excellent condition (stain-free). Please note we only accept sleeping bags where arms are free to move (no ‘love to dream’ style bags)
Stationery: We accept pencils, pens, textas (please check they work still, or new packs!), activity books, glue sticks (good condition), rulers, paper/craft supplies, exercise books, plain coloured paper.
Sterilisers: (microwave only) We do not accept electric sterilisers unless new in box
Toiletries: Unopened/unused wipes, lotions, creams, kids toothbrushes 0-16years, toothpaste, baby shampoo, and bath wash, shampoo and conditioner, new soap, roll-on deodorant. We do not accept aerosol deodorants or talcum powder.
Towels: We accept all good quality towels including face-washers, baby towels, children’s towels and bath towels/sheets.
Toys: we do not accept soft toys unless they’re brand new with tags. We do accept lamaze style baby toys. We accept small, educational toys in excellent condition for ages 0-12 years. We will gladly take lego for older children! Please ensure toys have all parts included – particularly puzzles! If the toy is broken or damaged please do not pass them onto Roundabout, we want to provide a gift to families in need where their dignity is upheld.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Activity centres, Adult clothes (including maternity clothes), Bath aids, Bean bags, Beds including Toddler Beds, Bed rails, Bikes, Bumbo seats, Change tables that sit on top of drawers, Chest of drawers, Co-sleepers, Children’s CDs and DVDs, Cot bumpers, Cushions, Electrical items including sterilisers and breast pumps unless new, unopened or hospital grade electric pumps (.e.g Medela Swing are good), Furniture, Highchairs that attach to chair or hang from table, Jolly jumpers, Nappy bins, used Pillows, Portable travel chairs, Portacots that don’ have all mesh sides, Potties, Ride on toys, Shoes, Single beds, Sleep positioners, Slings, Stuffed toys, Swings (electric), Toilet steps, Umbrella strollers, Walkers.
Roundabout Canberra is appreciative of all donations from the Canberra community. There may be times where we cannot pass these items onto families in need through our networks. In these situations we have connections with a range of other not-for-profits such as Vinnies, St John’s Care, Ngunnawal St Pantry, Pegasus and Koomarri. We may pass on items to these organisations which aligns with our philosophy of re-use, re-home and recycle.